OK, so it’s about two or three months now since Scott Kurtz announced his plan to give away PvP to anyone who wanted it and further solidify the inevitable death of syndication, right?
I read Scott’s blog Tuesday, and I gotta tell ya, so far I’m not impressed. Here’s an excerpt:
“So as it stands now:
1)PvP is still in the KC Star when space allows.
2)PvP runs every weekday in the Philly Evening Bulletin
3)PvP is set to make a major magazine announcement in the next couple of days.
4)PvP will be available unedited and “as-is” to anyone who wants it by mid February.”
So that’s two papers and a “major magazine” to be named later? And it’s free?
I really don’t mean to be a prick about this, but for a guy with so much bravado, the results are far from staggering.
And the “as-is” version being available soon – what’s the deal there? Why the ramp-up time to send out unedited product?
I dunno… I can’t say syndication is necessarily my brass ring any more, but Kurtz’ model isn’t knocking my socks off either. Methinks I’ll just keep on keepin’ on here.